Earthy Goodness Bars

It’s April, the month we celebrate this wonderful & beautiful planet that we’re on. If you’re looking for a yummy (and healthy!) dish for your festivities, then have the kiddos help out with these ‘Earthy Goodness Bars!’ Perfect for after-school snacks, lunchbox treats or even breakfast on-the-go. They’re full of good-for-you grains, super easy to make and require just a few minutes in the oven… what could be better?

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Earthy Goodness Bars
Source: My Baking Heart

Yields: 12 bars

1-1/2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1-1/2 c old-fashioned oats
1/4 c Splenda for Baking
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 c unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1 lg egg
1/2 c dark chocolate chips
1/2 c chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, baking soda, oats, Splenda, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the butter, applesauce and egg. Stir and mix with a wooden spoon until you have a crumbly dough (about 5-10 minutes). Once the dough is combined, fold in the chocolate chips and chopped pecans.

Press the dough into a 13×9-inch pan and bake for 17-20 minutes (depending on your oven) or until the center is set and bars are slightly brown. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting into bars.

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I’ll be planting lots of bright flowers and maybe even a few trees this Earth Day (April 22, by the way!). How will you celebrate?

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2 Responses to Earthy Goodness Bars

  1. Jennifer says:

    Do you have the nutrition info on these? I’d like to calculate Weight Watcher points.

    Thanks!!!

  2. Jessica Reddick Gatlin Jessica Reddick says:

    Hi Jennifer! I can’t edit this post, but I’ve updated the one on my blog to show the Weight Watchers’ PP+ value! Click over to see: Earthy Goodness Bars – MBH

    Thanks! :)

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